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Not so bad [May. 19th, 2001|06:40 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Shortly after the Speakeasy fire last night, LJ servers started crashing left and right. Nobody at the Speakeasy office had time to reboot them because of the cafe fire (understandably). So, evan and I drove down there and I proceeded to get really angry with everything. We didn't find a solution and finally tired and burnt out, I went home and slept. dormando continued to watch the problem and eventually came up with a good hack solution. In the morning, rested, I found it working again, but Dormando wasn't online and I couldn't access my mail, so I had no clue how things had got fixed.

Later Evan told me nighthawk had reported difficulty loading parts of his friends page... within what seemed like only a few minutes (maybe longer) I'd fixed the bug. So stupid of a bug, too.

So now LJ is cool, but I'm tired having not slept much and I have 3 projects due next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I went to meet Scott this afternoon to work on the AI one, but I was too tired to think and too annoyed by both the idiots in the CS lab and the crappy setup in there (using Reflection on Win2K to access a poorly configured Linux box)... bleh.

I went home, tried to nap (failed), and started to read tons of my history book I should've read already.

But..... now I have a paper idea. I've written the thesis and a bunch of notes already. Things aren't feeling as bad as they were a few hours ago.

And best... I made some cheese fries again. So healthy! Who's the master of the oven? Yeah, that's right.
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[User Picture]From: eyenot
2001-05-19 06:42 pm (UTC)

i was inspired by the steady ongoing work to rectify server problems not just last couple nights but all year so far, to draw this rendition of the lj mascot.




GO LJ ! WOO !
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[User Picture]From: jibakushounen
2001-05-19 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oooo, cool looking Frank! Almost demonic! Nice work, I love it ^^
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[User Picture]From: eyenot
2001-05-19 10:16 pm (UTC)

thanks

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[User Picture]From: cheshie
2001-05-19 06:58 pm (UTC)

wachoo talkin bout, willis?

cheese fries are a staple of college cuisine, don't you know?

their warm cheesy goodness makes the belly go "mmmmmm. thaaank you."

and they're even better, sometimes, if you put chili on them. yum.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-19 07:01 pm (UTC)

Re: wachoo talkin bout, willis?

I searched the cupboards for chili but found none. Sad.
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[User Picture]From: cheshie
2001-05-19 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: wachoo talkin bout, willis?

awww... well.. barbeque sauce is good if you like that sort of thing.... ranch and catsup too. ketchup? catsup? wtf? I can never remember how to spell that.
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From: obelus
2001-05-19 07:18 pm (UTC)

Re: wachoo talkin bout, willis?

Ooops...
Poutine
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[User Picture]From: cheshie
2001-05-19 07:26 pm (UTC)

Re: wachoo talkin bout, willis?

hmmmmmmmmm......

eeeeeenteresting
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From: ex_debgirl0
2001-05-19 10:15 pm (UTC)
mmmmmmm... cheeze frieeeessss... yummmy
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[User Picture]From: karmacoma
2001-05-19 11:02 pm (UTC)
i appriciate the work you do
so that this community can continue to function.
livejournal is a wonderful thing-
thank you for inventing a marvelous drug

if only you could figure out a way to transport brownies through computers, i'd give you one of mine.
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From: themyst
2001-05-20 01:59 am (UTC)
Thank you all, I am once again happy.

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[User Picture]From: insomnia
2001-05-20 03:56 am (UTC)
Squashed the bug?! Is this the same bug that crashed everything last time? If not, whatever happened to that bug? Are we still waiting for it to reappear?

The outage killed the new users stats, but at least it was on a slow day. If you can keep everything up and running, we might just top 150,000 just in time for Memorial Day!
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[User Picture]From: ender
2001-05-20 05:29 pm (UTC)
Repeet after moi:
Ze bug ess squashed. Ze bug, eet ess squashed.

*LJ Programmers mind trick*
These are not the comments you are looking for....
*/LJ Programmers mind trick*
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-20 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yup, same bug.

It's fixed now.
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[User Picture]From: insomnia
2001-05-20 06:11 pm (UTC)

Re:

This makes me happy...! It's also nice to know that the cause isn't some kind of organized attack on the site.

Now I guess we get to wait for the next bug that hasn't been found to crash everything unexpectedly, right? ;)
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